The potential demand for access to online CPC training course attendance data for drivers is being investigated by the Association for Driving Licence Verification and Vehicles (ADLV).
The data is currently collected and managed by the DVSA (the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).
The ADLV believes that the DVSA can and should add CPC course and attendance data to driver data files held by the DVLA.
In their view, a significant number of fleet operators would support the addition of the data either to a driver’s existing record or available in a simple bulk online format.
With this in mind, the DVLA has asked the ADLV to put together a business case to confirm fleet industry demand for the additional dataset.
To gather the data, ADLV member companies will survey their customers over the next month, along with other relevant industry contacts who work with operators of LGV’s or PSV’s. It is also encouraging other trade associations that represent operators of trucks, buses and coaches to also circulate the survey to their memberships and therein ensure the widest possible industry response.
Kevin Curtis, technical director at the ADLV, said: “We’ve approached the DVLA about adding additional information to the files and whilst they have certainly been constructive discussions, they were naturally keen to understand the level of demand that’s out there.
“By polling as wide a sample as possible we are confident that we shall generate a high response and that this will provide the DVLA with a suitable business case for adding the data.
“Ultimately, we hope this will convert into the additional data being available to fleet users. This data is important for compliance and in knowing more about our drivers it contributes to greater Road Safety.”
The short survey is open to the end of July 2019. The ADLV urge all fleet operators to have their say and support the case being made. A link to the survey can be found here - ADLV CPC Survey.